Inflatable Paddle Board
Discover Tidal Rave’s latest collection of inflatable paddle boards for beginners and intermediate paddlers. Made out of UV-resistant PVC and premium double-layer drop-stitch technology, our paddle boards are not only super rigid, but they are durable and incredibly lightweight. Oh, and the paddleboard designs are like no other - thanks to our partnership with Tiago Martins - one of the world’s best acrylic artists.
What is an Inflatable Paddle Board?
Inflatable paddle boards (also known as iSUPs) are a variant of traditional paddle boards that are designed to be inflated with air rather than being made out of solid materials. iSUPs are a popular choice amongst paddle-boarding enthusiasts as they offer the perfect balance between performance, ease of use, portability, and cost.
Differences Between Inflatable and Hard SUPs
Though inflatable and hard SUPs have a similar shape and serve the exact same purpose, they are vastly different from each other. Some of the areas where both types of paddle boards differ include:
Durability & Performance
An inflatable SUP board is often more durable than a hard SUP, which is far more susceptible to damage from impact, especially if it's made out of epoxy or fibreglass. Tidal Rave’s inflatable paddle boards are made out of premium double-layer drop-stitch technology and UV-resistant PVC. As a result, all our paddle boards are more rigid, durable, and incredibly lightweight.
In regards to performance, Tidal Rave’s inflatable paddle boards are also extremely versatile in the sense that they can be used in various water conditions. They are also a great choice for both beginners and intermediate paddlers.
Portability & Storage
Since inflatable paddle boards can be deflated, they are far more convenient to transport from one place to another. Some of our customers even take their inflatable paddle boards abroad, which can be a costly endeavour if you try to do the same with a solid paddle board. In regards to storage, once deflated, your paddle board can be neatly tucked away in the shed or in the attic without taking up too much space.
Inflatable paddle boards tend to have a higher weight capacity than their hard counterparts. As a result, they are often much more versatile and accommodating to a range of passengers. In the case of our inflatable paddle boards, they can accommodate paddlers of up to 170 kilograms or 370 lbs.
Cost & Maintenance
Inflatable SUPs are more affordable than hard SUPs. They also require significantly less maintenance, such as waxing, repairs, and cleaning, which can be costly and add up over time.
Should You Keep Your Paddle Board Inflated?
That’s up to you to decide. Keeping your paddle board inflated will make it more awkward for transportation and storage. However, when you’re ready to hit the water and go on your next adventure, you won’t have to spend time inflating it.
If you’re concerned about damaging your paddle board over time from the constant inflating and deflating, don’t worry. Your paddle board will be as good as new every time you inflate or deflate it.
Why You Should Buy From Us
Tidal Rave is a family-owned business. It was founded with the goal of bringing the joy of paddleboarding to as many people as possible. And to do that, we dedicated our lives to creating inflatable paddle boards that are not only of the highest quality but that are also affordable, durable, convenient, and suitable for all.
When you browse through this page, you’ll find a variety of good quality inflatable paddle boards for sale, ranging both in terms of design and size. We also offer free next-day shipping across the whole of the UK, a two-year warranty, and a 30-day guarantee for all paddleboard purchases.
Alongside your inflatable stand-up paddle board, you’ll also get 11 different accessories. And as a bonus, we’ll send you our free paddle-boarding guide (it’ll help you out a lot if you’re just getting started).